I Do What I Do So I Can Do What I Want

Produced by: 
Larry Moses
Year: 
1990
Duration: 
4 min

Some call it "paying dues," some call it "toughing it out," but whatever you call it, trying to survive in the uncertain, fluky world of art -- waiting for a break which may never come -- is a precarious and unsettling way to live. Larry Moses writes, directs and acts in this humorous mini-drama about making a living cleaning offices (while surreptitiously reading battered copies of Harold Pinter plays) and pursuing his dreams of being an accomplished actor.

By day, Larry Moses is the Program Coordinator for the University of Pennsylvania's Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs. When his workday is over, Moses transfers his boisterous personality to the Philadelphia-area stage, where he’s acted in close to 150 plays and directed more than 100, including "Purlie Victorious" for the Philadelphia Black Theater Festival in the mid-1980s, which was named one of the five best plays that year.

Press: 

February 26, 2004, Penn Current Online, "Every living situation that I see has the potential for a play," By Heather Davis

Public Screenings, Broadcasts and Festivals: 

August 22, 1999 - Part of Street Movies screening at Habitat for Humanity West Philadelphia offices (Philadelphia, PA)